If you are looking to build a new desktop PC or just upgrade your current desktop then you will definitely be interested in this list of what we consider to be the best graphics cards that are available to pick up and install in 2017.
Through this list, we are going to take you through the best cards for AMD and Intel-based systems, as well as the cards that will get you the best video experience, the best editing experience, and the best gaming experience.
Check out our list of what we consider to be the best graphics cards of 2017 below.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is a fantastic option for anyone for one huge reason, it features the performance of the Titan X Pascal but without the price tag of the Titan X Pascal, offering extreme performance through its Pascal arcitecture with the capablity to perform well in a lot of tasks, even at Ultra HD resolutions.
Here are the specs:
Core Clock Speed: 1,480MHz, Memory: 11GB GDDR5X, Memory Clock Speed: 11GHz, Power Connectors 1 x 6-pin and 1 x 8-pin, Outputs: 3 x DisplayPort and 1 HDMI port.
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AMD Radeon RX 460
The AMD Radeon RX 460 is an entry-level graphics card that is definitely better than an integrated card but features the ability to play at 1080p with HDR compatibility.
It features 896 stream processor, a core clock speed of 1,250MHz, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI port, a 1 x DVI port. It also features either 2GB or 4GB of GDDR5 memory that has a clock speed of 7,000MHz.
Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB OC Edition
The Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB OC Edition is another fantastic entry-level graphics card that it pretty great for upgrading an ageing PC, it is a little faster than the RX 460 and so it costs a little more, however, that might be worth it for you.
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Asus ROG STRIX GTX 1080 O8G GAMING
The Asus ROG STRIX GTX 1080 O8G GAMING is a version of the GeForce 1080 is a card that adds a few additions to the Founders Edition of the card, including better performance, more features, and programmable RGB lighting. It’s also pretty silent when not under heavy use. It has PCIE 3.0 / 8 GB GDDR5X 256bit 10.00GHz / a 1936MHz base clock speed / 2560 cuda cores / and Dvi+HDMI+DP ports.
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EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
Of course, the Founders Edition of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 is still a fantastic option to choose. And EVGA has a great option of that card, featuring HDMI 2.0, DVI-I, 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, PCI-Express 3.0 and a pretty good price tag for a budget.
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ASUS AMD ROG-STRIX-RX580-O8G-GAMING
The AMD Radeon RX 580 is a fantastic option for those AMD desktop users, featuring great specs that produce 1080p content easily at a budget. It features 8GB of GDDR5 memory with a memory clock speed of 8GHz and a core clock speed of 1,340MHz. It also has 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, 1 x DV-I ports, as well as various technologies from AMD to allow for HDR plaback and overall better video. Asus tops this with more cooling and RGB lighting.
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Gigabyte RX 460 WF2 OC-4Gb
If you are on a slightly smaller budget than the Gigabyte RX 460 WF2 OC-4Gb might be a good option for you, which is a card that is extremly cheap but yet fully capable of producing at 1080p.
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